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Name  Enid Gilchrist
Died  October 17, 2007
Education  RMIT University

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Enid Beatrice Gilchrist OAM (died 17 October 2007) was an Australian fashion designer, who became well known for her numerous self-drafting sewing pattern books which were very popular in the 1950s to 1970s.

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Enid studied dress design at Melbourne Technical College (now Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) and during World War II worked as a dressmaker for a pattern firm. She worked with the Victorian Infant Welfare Department and the Kindergarten Union to produce a series of patterns for babies and young children. She later taught dress design at Footscray Technical College and the Emily Mcpherson College.

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Enid began to make patterns using a pattern-drafting method and later joined New Idea magazine, where she published articles and patterns and produced sewing books showing clothes which people could make up from the pattern drafts.

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While her books were published without dates, they can be grouped by reference to the decimalization of Australian currency in 1966, demonstrated by the price on the cover.

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Earliest Publications

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  • No. 1 Clothes for Your Baby
  • No. 2 Toddlers' Clothes
  • No. 3 Pre-school Clothes (3-4 Years)
  • No. 4 Betweens (4-6 Years)
  • No. 5 Sixes and Sevens
  • No. 6 Boys and Girls (8-10 Years)
  • No. 7 Dresses for your Daughter

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    Publications before 1966

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  • Baby Book
  • Toddlers' Wardrobe
  • Three to Six
  • Play Clothes
  • Little Coats and Dresses (0-6 Years)
  • Six to Nine Years
  • Suits and Dresses (5-12 Years)
  • Boy and Girl Clothes
  • Undies, Beach and Sleep Wear
  • Junior Teens and Smaller Women
  • Women and Teenagers
  • Basic Fashion for Women
  • Doll's Clothes

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    Publications Circa 1966

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  • Teenagers and Small Women
  • Under Five Fashion
  • 150 Fancy Dress Ideas
  • Teen Dolls
  • Pinnies and Things
  • Sleep Wear and Undies
  • 3 to 6
  • Maternity Wear
  • Casual Clothes (6-15 Years)

  • Publications Post 1966

  • Seventy Styles from the Basic Pattern
  • Fancy Dress
  • Boys and Girls (5-9 Years)
  • Over-20 Styles
  • Girls' Gear (5-12 Years)
  • Ten to Teens (10-15 Years)
  • Kindergarten Set (3-6 Years)
  • Home Maker Book
  • Smocks and Maternity Wear
  • Mix'n'Match: For Girls and Boys 5-9 Years
  • References

    Enid Gilchrist Wikipedia


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